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opinion. they're discrediting themselves. risch lum b ris rush limbaugh has an audience who likes to listen to that kind of -- let me not characterize rush limbaugh, but it's becoming more and more limited audience. i think the vast majority of the american people want something done. they know we're trying to do the right thing, and they certainly don't want this country to be guided by the likes of rush limbaugh and that kind of nonsensical rhetoric. >> congressman, you mentioned your decades of experience in washington. it seems to be your sense by what i'm hearing that you do not believe then that this is a grassroots effort, that you believe this is being orchestrated. who do you think is behind it all? >> i think the industries that have benefitted from the status quo, some of the insurance companies, certainly some of the very conservative groups who don't want change. they're opposed to government involvement. now -- and it's easy for the american people to pick up on that. in fact, i have had people say to me, keep the government off my medicare. well, of course, medicare
limbaugh or anne coulter or michelle malkin. he is a united states senator. there should be certain things he does not do or say. >> do we assume in both of these cases somebody got to them both in isakson's case and in grassley's and said if do you not repudiate what you seem to have said yesterday this good behavior, this societally cognizant willingness to compromise, if you don't do that we'll never contribute to you again? >> well, remember. senator grassley has received over $2 million from the drug and health insurance industry since 2003. but equally troubling, keith, is the fact that senator bachus has received $1.5 million just in the last two years so there are people who can really do everything they can and use fear to undermine reform. that's why we haven't had reform for so many years. >> could there be a silver lining in this, arianna? with the senator embracing supposedly the good senator among the republicans embracing the death panel nonsense could that be a tipping point in terms of freeing democrats from this nonsense waste of time, you can't talk sense to a stone, fal
powell rush limbaugh soap opera continues. as we pointed out last week general powell does not appear on fox news, preferring cnn. they almost always ask him about limbaugh. >> mr. limbaugh is entitled to his point of view. that's what makes this country great. is he free to criticize me all he wishes to. >> of course. >> because i can handle his criticism. the problem having with the party right now is when he says things that i consider to be completely outrageous and i respond to it i would like to see other members of the party do likewise. but they don't. >> do you think they are afraid to take him on? >> i know a number of instances where sitting members in congress or elsewhere in positions of responsibility of the party made like criticism of this -- of are you sure and within 24 hours they were backing away. >> why? >> because there is a strong base of support for mr. limbaugh. bill: check 5. as we predicted, the octomom naudia suleman has secured a reality program. the european company will feature her and her 14 children. filming is expected to begin on september 1st. no na
they do the right thing or not? let's take a look at rush limbaugh today and what he had to say about the democratic party. >> right out of adoofl hitler's playbook. now, what are the similarities between the democrat party of today and the nazi party in germany? well, the nazis were against big business. they hated big business, and, of course, we all know that they were opposed to jewish capitalism. they were insanely irrationally against pollution. they were for two years mandatory voluntary service to germany. they had a whole bunch of make work projects to keep people working, one of which was the autobahn. they were against cruelty and viv vi section of animals, but in the radical sense of devaluing human life they banned smoking. they were totally against that. they were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables as we all know, and they were for cradle to grave nationalized health care. >> i do not know where to begin, but i'm going to start with bob shrum. bob, i thought i heard everything. they are insanely against pollution. well, there you have it. anybody who is agai
to unseat her next year means we might get to still have michelle bachman to laugh at. boss limbaugh asks if bill clinton hit on two reporters he helped free from a north korean prison. worst persons coming up when rachel joins you at the top of the hour governor mark sanford's press secretary just resigned today. but first because they may be gone but their deeds obviously outlive them the breaking headlines still lingering from the previous administration's 50 running scandals still bushed. number three, attorneysgate. remember the name rachel peloze the 33-year-old former office assistant to alberto gonzalez best friend of monica goodling? somehow she wound up as the u.s. attorney for minnesota where she mishandled classified information and gave an employee enough ammunition for 96 discrimination lawsuits by referring to that employee with terms like "fat" and "black" and "ass" and "lazy" and four of her top lieutenants demoted themselves in protest. she is working for us again and has been hired by the miami regional office of the securities and exchange commission and in her new job
with the moderates, but 75% of the republicans really sided with the rush limbaugh side of the party, and i think not only is this bad for republican prospects in terms of trying to change the demographics, which are increasingly moving against them. this is another issue the republicans had no compelling reason for voting the way they were voting. >> i think there were real reasons. republicans kept asking the question about the wise latina comment because they never got a full answer. if they had gotten a full answer, perhaps that might have changed things. certainly republicans have had problems appealing to certain groups but you're not going to appeal to any group whether it's african-americans, hispanic-americans or anybody else by selling out your principles. voters don't respect that. >> but it was the fact that the republicans seem to harp on such an insignificant thing, the wise latina comment, when sam alito had made similar comments and didn't have much else to do to go after her in the hearing. so they're the ones that elevated race much more so than the democrats did. >> again -- >>
a sentence that struck me in your book. i'll put it up on the screen. yet rush limbaugh has probably gotten more attention in the last six months than he has gotten in a long time and keith olbermann is not lacking the spotlight either. >> no, to me, it's the last hurrah of a discredited era where people substitute shouting instead of reasoned discussion. which, again, it's not going to go away overnight. but i think -- and people like glenn beck, rush limbaugh, keith olbermann are invested in a certain kind of anger. there is going to be a small number of americans who flock to that and respond to that. but a small number of americans is very good -- perfectly good business for a business model if you have a cable channel. >> that's a point i often make, you get a couple million people watching and you're a huge success, even though it's a small percentage of the culture. you write about the juvenilization of life, you say children scream and cry like glenn beck, but he is, at least by the standards of cable universe and radio talk shows a successful guy. you say it's a discredit to cultur
limbaugh, all these people saying the birthers are out of their mind. kind of interesting. we'll see what happens. willie geist, i swear you have made broadcasting history again. >> barnacle sits over here during way too early, which is distracting enough in its own right, but he's critiquing the show as it goes. telling me, no good, i won't make it. >> joe and i realize we can say we are here at the beginning exactly. it's like being present when milton beryl came out. >> or the big bang. >> a big story, bill clinton touching down. we begin with breaking news. former president bill clinton is in north korea on behalf of the obama administration. he's trying to negotiate the release of those two jailed american journalists. reporters euna lee and laura ling sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegally crossing the border. adrian joins us live from beijing -- she's not with us right now. we'll try to get back to her. pat buchanan, let me ask you. what do you think is going on here. can you remember a precedent for something like this? >> i think jimmy carter -- jesse jacks
angry mobs. >> reporter: some on display get stoked by the provocative megaphones of rush limbaugh who went so far as accusing democrats of wanting to soernlize medicine of nazi germany. >> the obama health care logo is damn close to a nazi swastika logo. >> reporter: to encourage attend, conservative organizers acknowledge they sent e-mail alerts to members but argue the anger is real. >> i think that the politicians should be careful about so easily dismissing this many people showing up and participating in the process. >> reporter: virginia democrat jim moran expects to get an earful. >> funny to be opposed. i don't think it's fine to come in with the objective of disrupting the town hall meetings. >> reporter: for "today," kelly o'donnell, nbc news, washington. >>> for more on the political impact of all of this let's turn to john horowitz, chief washington kornt for cnbc. john, good morning. >> hey, jenna. >> with all the shoving and yells at all the town halls it's hard to get a sense of which side is being heard. how big of an impact will this have on congress when they return
. yesterday talk show host rush limbaugh compared the president, speaker of the house nancy pelosi, the proposed health care reform, and the president's health care logo to nazism and/or hitler. and despite criticism from among others the conservative national review online, the antidefamation league, the american jewish congress, and rabbi marvin heier founder of the simon wisenthal center, he retrenched with the health care thing today. >> his health care logo looks damn like the nazi logo. i'm sorry but it does. i didn't create either logo but i have two eyes and i can see. infuriating democrats, good. is obama not got a website where he is asking supporters to provide the names of people providing disinformation about the health care system? what did i say yesterday that is not true? >> you know, there are people alive today who barely survived the holocaust. and there are many people alive today whose whole families were killed in the holocaust. nazism is not a metaphor for a political policy you disagree with. used deliberately to characterize an opponent it has a resonance w
to go and be heard. and conservatives, like rush limbaugh, who, democrats say, are whipping activists into a frenzy, comparing president obama's health care plan to nazi policies. >> adolf hitler, like barack obama, also ruled by dictate. >> reporter: unions and liberal supporters of the president say they're now mobilizing, hoping they'll soon outnumber the critics at town halls. the white house hopes by remaining calm in the face of ferocious anger, the tactics of health care critics will backfire. >> we can discuss these issues without being uncivilized. it's the same thing i tell my six-year-old. >> reporter: to give an idea of just how nasty this battle over health care reform has become, capitol hill police say they are now investigating a possible death threat by a constituent against a democratic congressman from north korea. north california. >> chip reid in washington, chip thank you. now to the h1n1 flu virus, and concerns it could be stronger than ever this fall. it has hit the young in this country especially hard. at least 100 people 24 and under have died, and with 55 m
this into people's heads. have they not? >> yes, they shout all day, rush limbaugh and all of rest of them, that this is a trojan horse for a single payer plan, and it is, you know -- it is possible that over time, this will morph into something that resembles single payer, but it's not right now, an the insurance companies are in no danger of going out of business under this bill, under any version of this bill. so if we do end up with a single payer plan, it won't be for many, many years, and people argue to the contrary are just lying about the particulars of this program. obama by design did not move to single pay because he realized that the country wasn't ready for it. >> we have news that cash or clunkers has just passed which we'll get to detail the ex-next a minute. this last piece of tape, the heart of the thing. the last question went into a log diatribe asserting the president would somehow get his legislation passed without congress. just go and make it happen, he's dictator obama not the president, and she ended with this piece of tape. >> i don't believe sincerely -- i don't
blaming boogiemen. stop blaming top delay. stop blaming karl rove. they have no power. rush limbaugh has no power. fox news has no power to stop this. democrats own washington, d.c. so stop setting up strawmen. like barack obama's been doing from day one and then knocking them down. >> does that mean i can still blame newt gingrich for quite a bit of our problems? >> you and dale hunt can get together and have a newt party if you want. >> don't give them a target. >> seriously, it's just laughable. they always set up these straw men and knock them down. people have figured it out. wait a second. they own the senate. they own the house. they own the white house. conservatives can't do anything. we can't do anything to stop healthcare reform. if democrats decide they want to pass healthcare reform, there's not a damn thing a conservative in america can do to stop it. >> joining the conversation, contributing editor to "new york" magazine, gabriel sherman. he writes, "brooks frequently seems more sympathetic toward obama than the liberal paul krugman. he has written columns praising obama's
to spin the release of euna lee and laura ling into a diplomatic disaster. and limbaugh asks if president clinton hit on them. >> we saw standing before us president bill clinton. >> blackwater continues. more charges against eric prince running a jihad against muslims involved as witnesses against his company and tonight while supposedly protecting americans in iraq illegally dealing arms there. gitmo after threatening, torturing and imprisoning without charge or evidence could the bush administration possibly have sunk lower? yes, they bought fake testimony from witnesses with cash and shoes. the bubble headed bleach blond comes on at 6:00. >> in my home state of minnesota so far only two of these deals have actually been approved by the government. >> close, ms. news actress. 2%. not two. 2%. that would be different. and speaking of minnesota, the man who nearly
media outlets, and that explains the rush -- the rise, pardon me, decade-plus ago of rush limbaugh. today, you know, it's hard, man, it's hard for a guy like me because i get branded a conservative. you know i have never held myself out that way. i have plenty of conservative views and plenty of liberal views, but i constantly feel like i'm swimming upstream because the people who tune in, they expect that that's what they're going to get, and, frankly, many of them are seeking that level of reassurance. i'm not there to offer you reassurance. i'm there to hopefully ask entertaining and probing questions and not to browbeat. >> let's take a look at some more of the president on your program. he's talking about misinformation. i wonder if that's his problem or his problem is people really do have a sense of what he's doing and a lot of people in the center right as well as the right don't want him to do it, which is increase the federal role in taking responsibility for insuring people's health. i'm not sure the right and center right are comfortable with this basic idea of taking n
center stage? >> i hadn't seen the rush limbaugh thing. that is insane. what he's saying is insane. the first thing is it has been conventional wisdom among the smartest people in washington, this is a tough issue that needs to be done on a bipartisan basis. the obama administration decided not to. leaders of both parties could have gone out to the meetings. they didn't do that. they chose more or less a democratic plan and now all hell is breaking loose. it's not just the crazy, among who we just saw some. if you take overall ratings for health care, the american public is as skeptical as they were when clinton care collapsed. so, it's not just the crazies. the is a real public concern about real issues. >> when you look at this from the approval rating and the quinnipiac poll, the president's handling of health care. here are the numbers. approvals at 39%, disapprovals at 52%, erin. that's the question. big battle lines about whether this is manufactured grassroots organizing, opposition against health care. the truth is there are people who are angry and there are people who are
rush limbaugh and everybody else tried to destroy john mccain. i didn't want john mccain to win the nomination because i didn't think he was conservative enough. guess what, john mccain won the nomination anyway. playing to the hard, hard, hard right base will not win primaries. don't you agree. >> look, i agree -- i think palin could get into finals. i basically agree with this but look at this. the red hot radio stuff. look where the country is, three of the top four best selling books on the "new york times" list, mark levin, dick morris, number one best seller on the paper back, glen beck, orielle number ten there. the country is in an angry populist mood. the bumper stickers, death panels, it's not sophisticated, but i'll tell you what is igniting these people, they have simple ideas and they are angry. >> sure, pat. the same thing igniting people on the left that said there was no god. you can read in 2003, 2004, god is dead. the god delusion, all a reaction to george w. bush, it's very natural. it will sell books, drive up ratings. it will not win elections. willie, we've
civility and discourse. kind of a turnaround for sarah palin. >> yeah. i'm thinking rush limbaugh is saying what is next. >> there's a thought. >> we'll see. i think rush take ha it in him. somewhere in that man is an opportunity. he is right half the time. >> is there some sort of psychological coaching you're doing him? come to civility where we don't talk over each other! otherwise, it ends up as a dance! you do on tv! >> all right. carlos is up next. he has all sorts of thing, including new conservative strategies and silicon valley secrets. a little fun with technology and hope there maybe, the driverless car or synthetic organs, i can't say. contessa with you at 2:00. break after this. but did you know you also get hotel price assurance? it's a one-two punch of savings -- pow! pow! lower hotel booking fees mean you get a lower total price. plus, if another orbitz customer then books the same hotel for less, we send you a check for the difference, automatically. ♪ once you've dealt with the things that come between you... don't let erectile dysfunction get in the way. ♪ viva ♪ vi
and right and wrong. >>> and rush limbaugh comparing president obama's health care low e lowgo to a swas ka. how does the talk compromise is whole darn country, contessa? >>> then women, this is the result, contessa, women have been driven to drink. the statistics show it. that story of the wrong way driver who killed seven, including four children, may not be an isolated case. a new report suggests women are drinking more than ever. >>> swine flu in schools. a live news conference this hour to announce the government's plan of action. dr. nancy snyderman will join us. it is 9:00 a.m. friday morning. nice to see you. >>> welcome. a nice day. >> this is big story of the morning here. this was supposed to be a town hall in tampa, florida. hosted by congresswoman, kathy castor. >> you work for us, you work for us. >> police estimated 1500 people tried to cram into an event. they jammed up against the doors. one guy says he was actually man handled, may end up going to police about it. >> one of them took my arm and doing a arm -- arm twist, tore my watch off, then the other one grabbed me by t
will be on what rush limbaugh and i am sure we will be mocking liberals and mocking ourselves and mocking conservatives because this program is all about rude talking condescending nasty liberalness. anyway but in my defense my son is all for this. so how is your son? >> twenty. >> clayton: seth mcfarlane the creator of the show had this to say simin han sure a lot of reaction will be you monsters. how could you have karl rove on your show. but you know, we also take a lot of heat from a lot of right-wingers for the fact that we are so liberal and so blatantly liberal sweep it what's next in the. >> i'm taking a lot of heat for being associated with seth mcfarlane. >> clayton: this is not the only show karl has done. we also have word now that paula abdul (title, speed when they are looking at you for a new host a three-day contacted us sing you would be fantastic to hunt you are taking over paula abdul. >> when a segment is over you and i have a few things to say clayton. >> clayton: thank you graphics department we appreciate you. >> that was clayton. they put a superimpose my ever clay
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